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Giaccherini's agent dismisses Juve talk

December 29, 2013
By ESPN staff

Emanuele Giaccherini’s agent has dismissed reports linking the Sunderland midfielder with a return to Juventus.

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Giaccherini, 28, has struggled to make the impact that had been expected when he left Juve for the Stadium of Light in the summer, and there have been reports the Serie A champions could look to take him back to Turin next month.

However, the Italy international’s agent, Furio Valcareggi, has told Calcio Mercato that he does not think there is any prospect of a move.

“I read the news but, in all honesty, I haven’t seen any evidence [that it is true],” he said. “First of all, I don’t understand how he would be a target for Juventus, who are out of the Champions League.

“Secondly, contrary to what I keep hearing, the player is having a great time at Sunderland, and his family are very happy in England. Most importantly, the English club do not want to lose the player.

“I’ve also spoken with Giaccherini’s family and no one is aware of any interest from Juventus.”

Similar reports of a return to Serie A had been dismissed earlier this month.

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